About Us

Our Team

We are a team of insurance professionals committed to serving the cannabis community in an ethical and informed fashion. We are passionate about cannabis and have dedicated our practice to ensuring cannabis business owners have quality insurance. We are proud members of the CCIA and are actively involved in educating businesses about insurance and quality coverage.

Stephanie Bozzuto

Stephanie Bozzuto

Co-Founder
& President of Marketing

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Andrea Hering

Andrea Hering

Co-Founder
& Director of Sales

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Danny Bozzuto

Danny Bozzuto

Co-Founder
& President of Operations

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Loren Barrett

Loren Barrett

Insurance Broker

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Nicolette Lee

Nicolette Lee

Account Coordinator

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Ralyssa Robinson

Ralyssa Robinson

Account Manager

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Mandy Lavenduskey

Mandy Lavenduskey

Account Manager

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Stephanie Bozzuto

Co-Founder & President of Marketing

Stephanie Bozzuto is an insurance professional with 14 years’ experience in business development, marketing strategy, and insurance coverage analysis. Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Cannabis Connect Insurance, a partner of Acrisure LLC, currently the 2nd largest insurance brokerage in the world and fastest growing in industry history. With program management skills, Stephanie has co-developed cannabis insurance product offerings and is utilized as a cannabis insurance expert for other Acrisure insurance brokerages throughout the nation.

Stephanie speaks on multiple platforms and panels about insurance, loss prevention and compliance in the cannabis industry. She is an active member of the Insurance Committee of the California Cannabis Industry Association and the Chair of the Risk and Insurance Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Stephanie won Producer of the Year for her outstanding performance at the firm for three consecutive years from 2018, 2018 and 2020. In 2021, she also won Business Insurance’s “Break Out Award” being one of only 40, recognizing the next generation of industry leaders. Stephanie stays on top of industry trends, legislative changes, and insurance coverages to keep her client’s interests first in mind. She has the expertise in setting goals, monitoring projects and evaluating results to ensure her client’s objectives are met. Stephanie Bozzuto is a proven leader who thrives on learning and takes great pride in her work.

(877) 492-6958

(858) 525-5841

stephanie@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Andrea Hering

Co-Founder & President of Sales

Andrea has been part of the firm for over 16 years and became a partner in 2014. During this time, Andrea has become a trusted adviser, offering unique insurance and risk management solutions to clients in affordable housing, development, construction and cannabis. Andrea is one of the greatest driven employees at the firm, consistently bringing in some of the largest accounts in the company while earning the title, Sales Manager. Andrea’s expertise in cannabis insurance is substantial with a niche in construction cannabis projects. Andrea’s background in construction and developers give her the ability to insure cannabis projects while under construction and when they are fully operational.

(877) 492-6958

(408) 429-9874

andrea@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Danny Bozzuto

Co-Founder & President of Operations

Danny educates and empowers his clients when it comes to insurance. He has served on advisory committees, participated as a panelist for risk management and helped develop new insurance programs. Danny is a member of the San Jose Rotary, San Jose Downtown Association, the Silicon Valley Organization, and the Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance. Danny works with Cannabis Connect’s carriers, understanding product exclusions, inclusions and endorsements. Danny’s focus is to ensure Cannabis Connect only sells insurance products that provide you with the right coverage at the right cost.

(877) 492-6958

(408) 680-0253

danny@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Loren Barrett

Insurance Broker

Loren delivers the highest level of customer service and support in the ever-changing and growing cannabis industry. Loren is very personable, outgoing, and able to meet our customer’s needs. He is experienced in fast paced environments and coordinating multiple projects. Since joining the Bozzuto team, Loren has been recognized as an Accredited Adviser of Insurance. Loren is actively involved in groups such as the CA Cannabis Industry Association and actively partnering with businesses in Silicon Valley, Salinas, Monterey, Watsonville, and the Santa Cruz area.

(877) 492-6958

(669) 222-0111

loren@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Ralyssa Robinson

Account Manager

Ralyssa started her insurance career in 2014 and learned from the bottom, working her way up to managing her own book of business with a specialization in the cannabis industry. By focusing on this niche market, Ralyssa has the ability to understand its nuances and its changing environment. On top of her career, Ralyssa recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Ralyssa works closely with clients servicing and managing their accounts. She has quickly established a reputable reputation excelling in client expectations through her knowledge and quality service.

(877) 492-6958

ralyssa@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Mandy Lavenduskey

Account Manager

Mandy started her insurance career in 2004 and has worked as an account manager of personal and commercial lines with various Insurance Agents and Brokers throughout her career. Her introduction to the cannabis insurance world came when she was underwriting cannabis business insurance programs with a Managing General Agent.

Mandy enjoys working with the rapidly growing cannabis industry and coming up with solution based answers for her clients. She prides herself on maintaining high standards of quality customer service and strives to meet the ever-increasing expectations for her clients.

(877) 492-6958

mandy@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

Nicolette Lee

Account Coordinator

Nicolette started her insurance career in 2018 as a Customer Service Representative. She worked her way up to an Account Coordinator with her own book of business specializing in the cannabis industry. On top of her career, Nicolette graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She seeks to make an ever changing industry easier to navigate through excellent customer service.

(408) 680-0280

nicolette@cannabisconnectinsurance.com

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